Montreal, Canada (March 19th, 2009) Quazal, makers of the award-winning Net-Z, Rendez-Vous and Spark! online multiplayer middleware today announced that Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. has made a strategic decision to use Quazal technology to provide online functionality within several of their upcoming games. The Enterprise license obtained by Ubisoft provides for usage of Rendez-Vous, Net-Z and Spark! across Ubisofts titles. Ubisoft has also signed a long-term services and consulting agreement with Quazal to provide assistance from dedicated engineers with integration and feature development.
Online features and the development platform on which to build them are becoming the foundation of alternate monetization strategies for publishers, said Sylvain Beaudry, CEO at Quazal. In standardizing on Quazals proven solutions, Ubisoft, one of the worlds largest and most successful game publishers, has demonstrated that the maturity of Net-Z, Rendez-Vous and Spark!, in conjunction with our extensive consulting capabilities, represents a natural winner when selecting an online technology provider.
This is the second deal of strategic importance to a publisher that Quazal has closed in the last year.
Cutting-edge multiplayer experiences are increasingly important to successful games, said Christine Burgess-Qumard, executive director of worldwide studios at Ubisoft. By securing this Enterprise deal, Ubisoft is positioning itself to be at the forefront of the next generation of online enabled titles.
Developers or publishers interested in learning more about Quazals Enterprise solution can contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or schedule a meeting with us at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Francisco via the same address.
Quazal is the leading supplier of multiplayer middleware solutions for the entertainment industry. World-class publishers such as EA, Atari, Capcom, Eidos, Midway, Codemasters, THQ and Ubisoft are joining the ranks of dozens of studios and independent developers that use Quazal's products to propel todays most successful multiplayer games. In 2000, Quazal revolutionized network programming by rendering obsolete the traditional packet/socket paradigm. Since then, Quazals offering now encompasses in-game network engines, hosted game lobbies and technical services. Quazal's products are currently available for "PlayStation2", "PSP"(PlayStationPortable), "PLAYSTATION3", Wii, Xbox 360, Windows, Mac OS X, and iPhone. For more information and demonstrations, visit www.quazal.com <http://www.quazal.com/>
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